CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton will host 20 local, state and federal explosive detection canine teams in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for specialized training, May 22-24.
The training gives participants the opportunity to take the ATF-administered National Odor Recognition Test. NORT is a voluntary test used to evaluate a canine team's ability to detect 10 fundamental explosive odors. NORT has been administered to more than 2,000 canine teams since September 2005 and is recognized by Congress as the standard for canine explosives detection.
In addition to testing, networking, and discussing tricks of the trade, the training gives handlers the chance to ask questions of ATF canine and explosives subject matter experts.
Attending Media will have the opportunity to interview training participants and gather imagery of working canines and their handlers.
Media are invited to attend May 23 from 10:00 a. m. to 12:00 p. m.
MEDIA INSTRUCTIONS: Organizations interested in covering the event should contact the Office of Communication at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:30 p.m., on May 22 to coordinate attendance.